Why DH? Read about it in Matt Kirschenbaum's "What is Digital Humanities and What's it Doing in English Departments?" as well as in the Companions to Digital Humanities and Digital Literary Studies -- plus the Day of DH, which documents typical days in the life of those who practice DH.
The digital humanities -- and, more specifically, its incarnations in digital literary and textual studies -- are well-represented at UVic across a curriculum that incorporates computing at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The Digital Humanities produces research of international significance involving graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty, and across a range of activities that engage the local, national, and international community.